Renewable and clean energy in transportation

The transportation sector is responsible for nearly 30% of the global energy consumption, which consequently leads to climate change and air quality deterioration, both affecting people’s safety and health. To reduce energy dependencies and promote affordable and clean energy, transportation supports a broad portfolio of renewable energy sources. Emerging technological solutions are developed to boost the energy transition of the sector and its smart integration into the overall energy system.

Administrations, car manufacturers, fleet operators and consumers indicate a strong shift from conventional combustion engines to alternative clean fuels such as biofuel, hydrogen and electric energy, which contribute to carbon-neutral transportation. 

This thematic track welcomes contributions about the applicability of clean and renewable energy towards sustainable transportation, including hybrid and electric passenger cars, micromobility modes, buses and trucks, rail-based systems, hydrogen-powered/electrified aviation and sustainable waterborne transport. Indicative topics include:

  • renewable and clean energy sources (hydrogen, biofuels, solar/wind energy)
  • electric mobility challenges (range, recharging, grid integration)
  • clean energy refueling
  • electric public transport and new mobility services (e.g. e-car sharing, e- micromobility)
  • electric trucks, electric vessels and green logistics
  • sustainable battery life-cycle and circular economy
  • policy, taxation and incentives for climate-neutral transition in transportation